John Blevins of Lincoln, CA passed away on July 8th, 2013 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 81. John & his twin brother Doy were born in Springdale, Arkansas on March 24, 1932 to Doy & Nellie Blevins. Their father died when the twins were 2 yrs old and their mother took them & their older brother Albert to California to live when the twins were 4 years old. John grew up in southern California and was a UCLA graduate and an Air Force Veteran. In 1960 he moved to the Bay Area and began his career in Real Estate, working in the Lamorinda area for over 40 years. John & Phyllis were married in 1967 & lived in Moraga for 32 years, raising 3 children before retiring to Sun City Lincoln Hills in 2003.During his retirement years, John enjoyed working in his yard and flower garden and walking his beagle Otis on the many trails near their home. John is survived by his wife Phyllis, daughter Suzanne (Rick) Cordes, sons John (Kathleen) and Stephen, and grandchildren Jordan, Mikaela & James.
John will be interred at a private ceremony at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 20, 2013